Abuse Allegation Levied against Former Our Saviour Priest

September 19, 2013

Following an allegation of clerical sexual misconduct with a minor said to have occurred more than 30 years ago, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Illinois has temporarily withdrawn from ministry.

Father Robert “Bud” DeGrand, pastor of parishes in Sigel, Neoga, Green Creek and Lillyville, is cooperating with the recommendation of the Diocesan Review Board that he temporarily withdraw from public ministry and from his ecclesiastical residence pending further investigation.

The alleged abuse was said to have occurred in 1980 when DeGrand was assigned to Our Saviour Parish in Jacksonville.

The Journal-Courier is gathering more details on this developing story.


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